Wave Properties

  • Due Nov 17, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Points 2
  • Questions 2
  • Available until Nov 17, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Time Limit None
  • Allowed Attempts Unlimited

Instructions

Watch the following video lecture:
https://youtu.be/MdTlnn4oXJU

[PDF of Slides]

Summary:

• Wavelength is distance between the wave crests or between the troughs of waves.
• Frequency is the number of oscillations per second for the wave’s material motion.
• Wave speed is the speed at which waves move.
• For fixed wave speed, the larger the wavelength the lower the frequency (and vice versa).
• For fixed wavelength, the higher the wave speed the higher the frequency.
• For fixed frequency, the lower the wave speed the shorter the wavelength.

Have a question? Go here.  

Optional: Play around with this wave simulator:

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/wave-on-a-string

Only registered, enrolled users can take graded quizzes